Year 10 Geography Students Enjoy WorldWise Weekender
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A group of our talented Year 10 Geographers spent the weekend in Shropshire to explore the area and compete in the annual WorldWise Geography Quiz.
Hosted by the Geographical Association, students stayed at the Preston Montford Field Studies Centre – with the aim of the weekend to be able to create a presentation that answered the question ‘What makes this place special?’.
They undertook a series of challenges to help them better understand the region, including making a map of Shropshire using Lego, string, straws and a quadrant!
On the Saturday, the group explored the local countryside with a visit to Cardingmill Valley, where they conducted rivers fieldwork such as measuring the velocity of the river and the height of the highest waterfall in Shropshire using a clinometer. They also had the chance to study the features of the nearby town of Shrewsbury.
Students split into two groups to work on their presentation, which they delivered to judges on the Sunday. The panel was highly impressed with their work, and they came back to Stockport with a certificate, badge and goodie bag for their efforts!
Geography Teacher Mrs Finley said: “We had a brilliant weekend and I am so proud of our students for the exemplary behaviour and enthusiasm they displayed throughout the visit.
“It was a great to conduct fieldwork in such beautiful surroundings, and a really valuable experience for our Year 10s to be able to put their classroom learning into a practical setting.”
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